Children and Young People (Family Group Conference) Standards 2008 - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with this standard if you are a provider of child care and you intend to hold a family group conference with a child's family. A family group conference is a meeting with the family of a child in your care to discuss matters and arrangements relating to the wellbeing of the child. The standard sets out guidelines for:

  • Referrals for family group conferences;
  • Facilitators;
  • Convening family group conferences;
  • Confidentiality and the exchange of information;
  • Family participation and culturally appropriate practice;
  • Conduct of the family group conference;
  • Reaching an agreement;
  • Outcome reports and agreements;
  • Registration of agreements;
  • Reviews; and
  • Appeals and complaints.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Children and Young People Act 2008 ACT

Administering agency

Education Directorate

Children's Education and Care Assurance

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Children's Education and Care Assurance

Education Directorate

Operating address: 220 Northbourne Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1114
Fax: 02 6207 1128